Only who can think outside of the box, see new opportunities and explore new paths knows the key to victory: for this reason, PETRONAS Lubricants International decided to create a unique event of its kind, turning its plant located in Villastellone into a motor racing circuit for one day.

Valtteri Bottas Arrival at PLI

On 13th June, just for one day, the plant of PETRONAS Lubricants International in Villastellone turned into a motor racing circuit and had the honour to host the great Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas from Mercedes AMG PETRONAS team, on his way back from the Canadian Grand Prix where he got a great result taking second place.

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Meeting with PLI employees

The purpose of his visit was to meet the people who every day develop solutions tailored to Mercedes Amg PETRONAS engine with which he races in Formula 1, and contribute to his successes. One of the most thrilling and intense moments was the question-and-answer session between the Finnish driver and the over 400 employees working at Villastellone plant. The meeting was moderated by the well-known anchor-woman Claudia Peroni.

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Meeting with PLI employees

The purpose of his visit was to meet the people who every day develop solutions tailored to Mercedes Amg PETRONAS engine with which he races in Formula 1, and contribute to his successes. One of the most thrilling and intense moments was the question-and-answer session between the Finnish driver and the over 400 employees working at Villastellone plant. The meeting was moderated by the well-known anchor-woman Claudia Peroni.

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1-Day Circuit Experience

The driver involved PETRONAS Lubricants International employees in an amazing experience: being co-pilots for one day, doing an exciting lap of Villastellone “One Day Circuit”. On board a Mercedes-AMG C 63 S, each of the 10 selected employees had the opportunity to sit next to the Mercedes driver during two exciting laps, turning a normal working day into a memorable day.

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The new Research & Technology Center

At the end of the day, Valtteri Bottas visited the innovative Research & Technology centre, a real pole of technological excellence that is set to become one of the most important research and development centres in the world and he previewed the plant that will be inaugurated between December and February 2018.

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Our racing driver:
Valtteri Bottas

Nationality

Finnish

Birthdate

28th August 1989

Birthplace

Nastola, Finland

Team

Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team

Palmares 2017

Australian GP – 3rd position
Bahraini GP – 3rd position
Russian GP – 1st position
Canadian GP – 2nd position

The circuit: our winning Formula

1

Responsibility

Security and management of responsibility: these are the two elements that give rise to the winning formula of a leading company every day.

2

Technology

Innovation and technology are the driving forces behind our company: research never stops.

3

Team

Our strength lies in each of our team members: only with the right team great results can be achieved.

4

Vision

Our purpose for the future is to develop cutting-edge products geared towards fuel economy: for this reason, we are setting up a new research and technological development centre at a global level.

The Villastellone plant: facts and figures

100+

Registered patents

450

Employees

60

Million euros investment in the new Research Centre

50+

New jobs are planned in 2017

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